ferrous oxide

  1. a black powder, FeO, insoluble in water, soluble in acid.

Origin of ferrous oxide

First recorded in 1870–75
  • Also called iron monoxide.

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Scientific definitions for ferrous oxide

ferrous oxide

  1. A black powder used to make steel, green heat-absorbing glass, and enamels. Chemical formula: FeO.

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